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, we go over the triple bottom line. so it is used to evaluate the projects. shift it. if you could provide a memo on that. they'll be very helpful. some examples of how it's being used. should duplicate. shifted thank you. >> thank you very much. julie take public comment on this item clicks april? next item, please general manager >> the next update is steve ritchie drought update. >> steve ritchie assistant john manager for water. if i could have the slides please. bring up the presentation, which a lot of these things will look familiar, but particularly here on the storage cells. these are storage levels in our reservoirs. you can see the hetch hetchy got 95.1%. basically topped out now unless there is a significant storm and sometime the levels in the
reservoir within a start dropping over time and there. one bank has gotten to, in effect, its low point of about 57,000 only 10% capacity water tank will actually start to, as we see water down from charity and generate ido potter with incidental -- so we got a good so we got a good eye .95% and one bank, once again, has done its job. i'll talk later about what the outlook is for next year on that. on the precipitation sent funds, again it got to the flat part of the rbi may be that the precipitation charts now because they're not going to change until sometime in the fall or winter. but again, we
got into not a bad place relative to certainly 1977 in terms of precipitation could wear bit about that. right around where we were in 2014 as well in precipitation. snowpack again, is that showed this chart the last time we were zeroed out now. we had several little bombs in snow near the end of the season now was a good thing to make our job easier this year going forward. this is the really interesting slide here. i personally, the incident part is covered up to the audience, but again, this shows the five-year average of our demands over the year. the red line. the blue line is last year which you can see started at about june. when steadily down throughout the year. the black dashed line first it was the 10% level of reduction. off of our projected purchases that we had after customers to achieve, which they did, but now the state board imposed
reductions that have resulted in roughly that lower black line. epic point in june. so that now that's the target were trying to achieve systemwide. it's different for each customer. san francisco has to save 8% and everyone in between. the real interesting line is the green one. the man is, as low as it's been since 1977. it hasn't been that low at all in the late 90s or early 90. gotten some older man but were lower than that of people done a tremendous job in saving their continuing to do that. that's really a testament to our customers and they can keep that up that's going to be great thing. i also threw in this presentation from our new ads. the goal. so. which -- was talking about with moshing machines in case anyone had any doubt. therefore i like this one has the house got logo on it well as well. were looking having these billboards around
and really deemphasizing the outdoor engagement. of course we do and multiple languages. -- the translation of short and steamy for showers. stewart tried to make sure that points are made and i've seen these around town and if either contributing to the low level of the man. coming back to the dire stuff on water bank and storage if next year 1977 type year and everyone complies with the state water board reduction requirements when the bank will come up but water bank will go to zero next summer. we will effectively empty the tool that does the job for four years you can ask much more than that for most tools. the catchy should be about two 74,000 acre feet about 76% of capacity. sometime in the first half of next year. such a drop to about 210,000 acres were
about 50% of activity in auto. the dry year while a water bank and about 200,000 acres in hetch hetchy which are pretty distressful conditions. so, will be the to seriously consider upping the nt substantially next year on demand restrictions to make sure that we keep demand down, but were way ahead of demand ramp you were well below the state board requirements are. so, these numbers are already starting to shift and will end up in better shape get all the water he will say is what we can use in the future year. that's a good thing. just it let me ask you a question. you mentioned before couple times, the reservoir the san andreas lake, driving down to 80, looking at it sort of picture-perfect opalescent waters and whatnot. i we doing anything just how big of the factors that do not realize were really in a drought and a much rough fallacy were doing to communicate that to the potluck
? should do everything we make the presentation we always point out that those are deceiving things. the denver operational purposes not of the doubt is going on that way. whenever i use this table that's what i point to is the water bank numbers that shows were in a drought. the demand levels we are seeing doubt are so low that people don't think were in a doubt i don't know what they're doing. people are getting the message really clear and return to make sure we do it every different way. i'll pitch it to tyrone to come up with a new way to communicate that just because were told as a meme or not drying out. you probably do a lot better than that but the message is an important one. >> thank you. >> just a couple comments get one, the consumption level data showing there really is amazing. >> it is.
>> you talk about it being the lowest since 97. 1977 was the second year of two of the worst years we've ever seen of huge amounts of attention paid to it. mandatory rations. >> yes. >> the same level is being achieved now with greater population and on a voluntary basis. i think there's some important policy implications of that, that if you fully engage people even on a voluntary level receive a significant reduction. the other thing that should be said is, that the number that was complied for san francisco and our wholesale customers. it cannot be that low except the good efforts of bawsca. kudos. the last thing i got to mention is the chart, kind of nerdy chart, that shows the table with the storage levels of the
various reservoirs. that's picture-perfect. that's easy. it's not easy and it's not an accident. >> not at all. >> living water between reservoirs of having it it exactly where you want it is hard work. i just wanted to recognize that access my appreciation to staff for doing that. we spent a lot of time modeling the system and try to figure out how to make it work. that's paying off. that takes not only good planning, good execution, but also helping hand from major that to make sure you have products but worse. we should take some pride in that. >> absolutely. [inaudible] chris nelson locally. they've done a great job doing exactly what he said. >> i saw my dad the other day and back in the, what was it
87--93 drought she was doing a lot of modeling is what we should have done. she was observing that it's really nice to be able to see it work. just the way we said it should. she was very pleased by that. >> at a similar conversation with dan does the edited. it's working. >> on a different front, the state water board has taken actions regarding curtailment notices for pre-1914 water right holders. those opposed 1903 rights. most noticed water right holders cluny hotel and south -- irrigation district it on june 18 this to the terry's authority of the written mandate and complaint with the oakville along with the hotel and south european irrigation district against the state water board. as we for anticipated, the state water board took some action of the staff level on 14 rights that litigation went to and that is the case beginning now. so, will continue to monitor that
situation. in summary yes, even though it's a dry reach 95% of capacity in the water bank has worked well. and it will work next year, but will start to run into limitations. demand is extremely low. we will continue to monitor the state water board front and take necessary actions to protect our water rights. but we have it answer your questions. >> either questions? thank you, mr. richie. any public comment on seven ce, on the doubt? good afternoon mr. brooks >> good afternoon commissioners are books san francisco green party sustainability chairman coordinator of our city san francisco. i just want to speak to the drought in relation to desalination as i've done before. also on the water
committee, the sierra club bay chapter, and i was pleased to hear through the grapevine were at our last committee meeting a lot of the bay area cities are backing away from the bay area desalination project because of the high expense involved in it. i just want to reinforce i point out a key dynamic with a desalination treatment plan is based on a pay for the purposes of using brackish, or low-salt water to filter because it's less intensive to filter it cost less. well, if you're building a desalination plant to deal with drought, the time when the salinity gets high, it is not economical to use the docile desalination plant that's plan to filter water to give water to drought parched district is during a job. the salinity goes out and makes it on economical. so, not only is desalination bad for the date
environmentally, but you also have this total push me-hold me situation where if you build this thing the attention of solving the drought problem, when the drought hits, you actually can't use it because it cost too much. if you look at australia they built entire desalination plants that they never used when they had a bad drought. so, it's good to see that there are agencies osha figures 1 agencies to really hot for good i think there's good agencies are backing away from this because of the cost. would also also because of the abundance of bombs caused by these things that we should take that kind of money that we put into a desalination plant and, instead, just do the sensible stuff of promoting more conservation, more rain barrels. recycling more water. it's the same basic process except that you don't have to filter salt out of it. it's more economical. that's where we should be directing such money, is towards taking municipal water is not usable
right now for other researchers doing a good job of filtering in it instead of building a big plant will probably never use because during drought years the salinity makes it impossible or not financially a good idea to do so. thanks >> thank you. other comments on this? our next update, please >> last item, barbara hale see cca update. >> good afternoon, commissioner. bob helped assistant general manager for power. i've adult update which i suppose is not a bad thing. where on time with all of the major milestones we communicated to you since our last update. i have a slide on
the computer am a please. you will see that we have the one date that has passed successfully. we have not to exceed rates now established. the 30 day waiting period before the board has passed. so as not to exceed rates that you adopted on a final. we also have before us this coming week are stakeholder meeting there will be talking with community members and interested stakeholders by the program marketing and communications around cca. we have some ideas. ravenna shadows will go to hear their ideas that'll help shape and mold will we present you as we prepare for launch. we remain on schedule. we are also expensive expecting this week to hear responses to our request for proposals on our meter data, billing and customer care rfp. those responses are due thursday, the 25th. we continue our work
preparing a request for offer for the power supply. so, that is not issued yet we still expect will be able to stay on schedule with issuance. the other item i was going to mention -- which i just based on will leave it at that middle come to me when you ask questions. any questions? >> congratulations on the rebates. >> thank you. likewise can glasgow congratulations to you. >> commissioner, common? >> only that all is good. >> thank you. >> any other comments, commissioner's? >> very good work. >> thank you. >> of the comments?
>> good afternoon again outlooks green party and san francisco clean energy advocate. so, just want to reiterate what commissioners of said widgets great staff has got us to this point. god be not to exceed a rates, and the upcoming stakeholder meeting is really important because as all of you know, although there may be some -- talking about it at the podium, pg&e's union ibew 1245 just before a ballot measure to basically pull some marketing tricks and make it harder for clean power sf to get off the ground. it would be doing this making the rules for reporting honorable energy credit use would be actually more stringent the community choice and less stringent the same as they are now for pg&e. literally, enabling pg call dirtier energy clean and borrowing us from calling renewable energy credits green.
also, of course allowing pgn need to continue to claim nuclear is going where no intention of doing something like that. because it is in and we all know it. so, that stakeholder moving is going to be important and i would want to find out from staff, how much we may be able to touch base on the ballot measure. i know that's tricky territory for public officials, but i don't know what it's like for staff. so, as you were all saying, the timeline looks really good. everything is falling into place. the rfp for getting our purchasing is happening. the one piece that advocates have kept asking for, and is not in place yet, and other we've got not to exceed rates established, and we know, revenue were going to get from our customer base, it's really time to get on the ball in this because we need a separate stakeholder process as we had over the past two years. for people that are really dedicated to getting the local
distributed generation behind the meager resources, local buildout stuff to happen. we've been knocking on the door with staff about that and they said okay but we have not been getting any official responses. so, i would call on you, commissioners, to: staff to stakeholder meetings to getting the buildout stuff figured out especially because this would keep rick keating we need to show labor how this is going to be real but we also need to show environmentalists were really going to build local clean energy not just by clean energy on my. please do push on that point neither would god not to exceed rates are: general manager kelly to help us establish some stakeholder meetings around the buildout so we can really get some, not only traditional governmental groups, but the worker groups and the social justice environmental justice groups that are to be impacted by local projects and need those
for economic environmental justice. so, general manager could help us get the process going that would be awesome. thanks >> thank you. ashley mr. brooks, is about buildout reminded me the thing i was forgetting. >> that is, one of the things were hoping to bring to you today was rpc implementation plan. we required, under state law, when revise the program that's been approved by the california public utility commission about when we revise the plan we need to bring it back to them for revisions. we were going to bring that to you and draft form to get your approval today, were doing a little extra work the city attorneys and with our bureau of environmental management to make sure we get the -- aspects of that right. the comments about local build remind me about the sql constraints and make sure we get that right. so, we are planning to bring that commission meeting on july 14 once we've had thoughtful input. >> also you can maybe talk
about the buildout. i think our intention is to get stakeholders involved. we had to be careful of -- identifying projects maybe before we go through the process. so, we do plan to engage the community and we just wanted to make sure that, i think was really critical is to get the offering out the power because that's the most important. if we get high prices, then you won't be able to buildout a lot. so i think that is really dependent on much revenue you actually can achieve in the program. so, i think one start engaging but until we get that information we really won't know what the
margins are in our cash flow common to sport the local buildout. >> that's right. this meeting were having on june 30 is the second of our stakeholder meetings. will suddenly have more that are more focused in deeper dives that could be coupled to the stakeholders interested in having a deeper dive on certain topics. like local build. >> thank you. mr. free. >> jason freed executive officer for alaska. thank you for asking item you think is important i do understand why. stakeholder but enforced because of ibew's letter threatening potential sql plus vga to take the time make a good imitation plan allows to launch. it's kind of a double-edged sword. we wanted this budget builds we can but at the same item you think is important i do understand why. stakeholder but enforced because of ibew's letter threatening potential sql plus vga to take the time make a good imitation plan allows to launch. it's kind of a double-edged sword. we wanted this budget builds we can but at the same time .1 get wants. he went away for two years ago through a process because you got all these great projects which you know you want to build. stop -- because you don't have the money to do the building and when the process
is done. so, be very smart about the approach making sure we get the program launched subtly in the credit boom the finance behind the buildout is important so that we then went to go through the process on any individual project may be eventually attached to a cca program you have advice. that said the finance in place that i think the city approach is very smart. have important that ibew tries to throw these monkey wrenches in a positive slowing down or stopping building. it about measure the circling percentage i believe right now where things that potential being very negative thing for august. it's very sad process when you see this type of work going forward but your staff is doing great work in trying to get everything done. the working extremely fast moving as quickly as they can develop various aspects. so, we continue to be happy with the process look forward to continuing bring much looking forward to next weeks meeting with the stakeholders to see where they have to say about the marketing. having given a couple quick high-level highlights what to look at that it's pretty good plan. i'm looking forward to see what the rest of it looks out as it flushes out. >> thank you. thank you for the continued work on this.
helping clarify as we go. it's complex. anything else on cca? next item, please. thank you general manager i think that includes general managers report, right? >> i to make sewer system improvement program quarterly update. >> good afternoon commissioners karen cubic director of the capital program. if i could get the slides up, please?. today i'm here for the quarterly report. just bring you up-to-date on all the progress we're making. will run through the program. some preconstruction updates. construction as well as focusing on some of the structure highlights in our measuring success as we build this project. this is our high-level program wide status. at this point but everything is still in planning and design of the were starting to get things in construction and you'll hear about that is begat into the
report. looking at the big picture, we got 66 projects underway and predominately, as i said, they're in planning or in design phase. at this point or 5.1% into the phase 1 project dollars and will see that pick up drastically as we begin to get more projects into construction. some program wide status updates that are kind of interesting that we develop design guidance for sea level rise and this is been supplied to our design team. in fact, this looks at what effect may see on the -- and the designers are able to look at the way for those assets and determine what adaptive strategies we want to employee. we have been very regular meetings with our management oversight committee in fact weekly to talk about policy, procedures, systemic issues to try to slog through all the challenges that we have
trying to get this off the ground. we've also spent some time looking at competing programs because were surrounded by them. there's a large capital program for wastewater of in sacramento, san mateo has a los angeles. it would look at whatever resources you have available we get to the point of doing construction. were in the process of doing that currently. additionally, we been working closely with jewish state will always loan fund that we give them recently and update presentation on that and we've got some word back from the state. they talk about everything, but based on our audited financial statements and projected cash flows, they have limitary said will be eligible for $2.5 billion that's with low interest loans, over five years. so we pace that projection based on our projects will be delivered why
they say we maybe is because we have to put in applications. sica grant process. in fact with putting applications. project every cheer. surrounding with one right now that is the holloway structure project for about 2.6 million to work out any bugs in the process. next, preconstruction update and these would be our three largest projects that we have underway. southeast plant headworks. this would although flows converge at the plant. it's one most orders areas of the plan and very concerned they can certainly take out all the sand and grit so we can reset the rest of the processes. we are moving along to get a conceptual engineering report by august. so that is very exciting. i think you made hard some discussion about the use of alternative contacting, alternate the of that we are looking at cmg c or conception management general contractor
delivery. in this case though potentially give us more opportunity to get smaller local businesses involved in have more control over when and how this is built. also, be able to pull and contractors a little bit earlier. usually, we get iraq's don't have the advantage of a collaborative project. >> just an update. we have a draft memo for explaining cmg c. this is a lot of information that we want to put it in a way that's understandable. so, wool probably do is knew a couple more folks the weekend make it understandable to most common folks. because it's a little technical. we have it. we've just been editing it. hopefully, we'll sit down and that it do a couple more people. hopefully have it out. >> slide up one more time. on the central bayside improvement
project, we got to the point of aar and we spent a little time thinking about the project this summer and working with executive keying for the -- project. i know you got briefings from agm cruise how the return of analysis and technology processes. the big excitement there is the environmental review has begun. while the scoping meeting on july 16, this summer. the cer will be completed in september. so, these are big this for really important project. moving on, to some preconstruction updates, we will have for the l fermentation projects, for green infrastructure projects going into construction this. three in the very near term holloway is bidding in july. mission and valencia will bid in july and sunset will start construction in july. sunset will be built by the department of public works. visitation
value be in construction in december. so, a lot of action and activity on a green infrastructure. the rest of the green infrastructure projects will begin construction in early 2016. we have developed a contractor training program and we've given three sessions to contractors because we've been challenged by the fact that some contractors, they know landscaping. they know plans. they mostly work at bringing green infrastructure together to make it performance-based isn't always logical were clear to them. so, we developed for modules and held three sessions and we will actually have a certification program ultimately. contractors are bidding on those jobs that are shown on the list, they will have to have the certification. a lot of gone to our training. it's unfortunate those techs are right in front of the slide but, we are also continuing the watershed assessment. we just finished up the west side of analysis. on construction site,
as i mentioned, with several projects moving along. [inaudible] emergency baker will sell some work going on beside on station work on a manifold to repair that. there's a list of upcoming projects that we will see going to bid. dr. green infrastructure just for mom. as you know, we have a projects. they were put in each of our eight urban watersheds so that we could test out different technologies in different soil areas in different neighborhoods with different conditions. it was really meant to be one that we work with other partners as well. if your project that is in an area where we need to place a water main, or there's an mta project they're part of our partnership. that part of that work that the current. which also makes it somewhat complex at times. the real purpose of doing